GLASSBORO, N.J. - A goal with 13 seconds remaining in regulation from Ali Collie lifted the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's lacrosse team (4-2) to an 18-17 victory over No. 23 Rowan University (2-2) on Wednesday (Mar. 13) afternoon in non-conference action. The victory was the first over a ranked opponent this season for the Seahawks.
St. Mary's - 18, No. 23 Rowan - 17
How It Happened
The Seahawks held a slim 3-2 lead over Rowan at the 22:08 mark of the first half, thanks to goals from Caitlin Katchmar (2) and Kate Bartholomew. Next, Rowan strung together six-straight goals to take an 8-3 lead over St. Mary's College.
With under 10 minutes left to play in the first half, the Seahawks put together their own run with a five-goal scoring burst. Katchmar, Sydni Thacker (2), Lucy Gussio, and Bartholomew found the back of the net during the run to tie the game at eight. Rowan finished the half strong by outscoring the Seahawks 3-1 and took an 11-9 advantage into halftime.
St. Mary's College opened the second half with momentum, recording three-straight goals to retake the lead, 12-11. Bartholomew was in charge of all three goals during the run. Both squads continued to exchange scores until Rowan held a tight 17-16 lead with 4:21 remaining.
With short time left, the Seahawks tied the game at 17 with a goal from Gussio off of a free position attempt. Both squads had nearly four minutes to tally the game-winning goal, and Collie came in clutch when she found an opening for a score with 13 seconds remaining. The Seahawks drained the clock the rest of the way for the upset road victory.
Inside the Box Score
Batholomew led the Seahawks on the offensive end with eight points off of six goals and two assists. In addition, Bartholomew led the Seahawks with seven draw controls. Katchmar followed with five points off of three goals and two assists, while Gussio recorded four goals.
Stephanie Heffron had an impressive game on the defensive end, leading the team in ground balls (5) and caused turnovers (4), while adding six draw controls. In goal, Emma Brown collected eight saves.
Up Next for the Seahawks
Mar. 16 at No. 3 Washington & Lee - 1:00 p.m.
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